Gloria Naylor was born 25 January 1950, and died 28 September 2016
- But I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
- Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
- I care about language — I want my language to be beautiful — and about telling the truth as I see it with my characters’ lives.
- One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
- You can’t teach talent. You can’t put in what God left out - but you can teach confidence.
- Time’s passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystallize at any given moment at will: a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand.
- To tell his or her story is the desire of any artist.
Naylor was an American novelist. Her most popular work, The Women of Brewster Place, was made into a film starring Oprah Winfrey.
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